THE enchanting world of Aladdin has come alive at the Regal in Tenbury Wells, and audiences are flocking to witness the spectacle.

The show, which opened on Friday, December 15, is scheduled to run until December 31.

A Regal spokesperson said tickets are disappearing faster than a magic carpet ride. The Regal has experienced an overwhelming demand for tickets, and patrons are encouraged to secure their seats promptly to avoid missing out.

Audiences have been showering Aladdin with praise, and the show has received numerous five-star reviews from delighted viewers, who the spokesperson said have praised the talented cast, which includes local children, and the value for money.

Critic Pete Phillips from 'The View from the Stalls' has awarded the production a stellar five-star rating, declaring it another impressive achievement for the small town of Tenbury Wells.

Aladdin whisks audiences away on a magical carpet ride to a distant and wintry land. The story follows Aladdin, a budding singer from Tenburyania, who falls in love with Princess Holly. When he stumbles upon an enchanted lamp and receives the assistance of a mysterious Genie, he embarks on a quest to amass a fortune. However, lurking in the shadows is the sinister failed Norwegian magician, Bjorn Narstee, who will stop at nothing to possess the valuable lamp.

Genie is played by Lily Sitzia, who brings her talent to Tenbury for the first time from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, while theatre graduate Hollie Smith Nelson will star as Princess Holly, and Welsh recent drama graduate Kieren Kinsey will be making his professional debut after graduation as Aladdin. 

Alan French, who has appeared in TV shows including Hollyoaks, Brassic, Cold Feet, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and Waterloo Road stars as Dame Betty Bagwash, while Daniel Hawthorne thrills as panto baddie, Bjorn Narstee.

Sean MacGregor plays both Sergeant Seizem and King Troll, while Royal Birmingham Conservatoire-trained Nadia Shash shines as Queen Mistletoe.

Last but not least is local talent Amelia Jones as Constable Nabbem, who The Regal said they are proud to support as she pursues her dreams in the world of musical theatre.